The Irish government’s aim is for at least 70% of Ireland’s electricity supply to be generated from renewables by 2030. This was confirmed by Minister for Communications, Climate Action and Environment, Richard Bruton, at the Sustainable Dublin 2050 event in March 2019. The target represents a step-change in drive from a country ranked as the second worst in the EU for its ambition and progress towards fighting climate change.
Ireland has published the details of its long-awaited Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS), finally unveiling details around how the country will look to increase its share of renewable energy capacity to 70% by 2030. Minister Bruton announced details of the first RESS auction which has received Government approval. The RESS follows on from Ireland’s Climate Action Plan and sets out a pathway across every sector which will move the country to 70% renewable electricity by 2030.